A new dwarf cichlid (Perciformes) from Nigeria

Lamboj A.

Published date: July 2013
Volume: 37
Number: 3
Pagination: 149–157
Publisher: Société Française d’Ichtyologie
doi: https://doi.org/10.26028/cybium/2013-373-002

Pelvicachromis silviae, a new cichlid species, is described. It differs from congeners by unique col- oration of females and a combination of morphological characters, e.g. greater body depth, shorter snout length, greater eye orbit diameter and several other meristic parameters. The species occurs in the lower Niger River system and seems to represent within the genus a closer relative to P. subocellatus.

Keywords: Cichlidae - Description - pelvicachromis
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